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Wind turbines off the coast could help Australia become an energy superpower, research finds

  Image: Shutterstock Offshore wind farms are an increasingly common sight overseas. But Australia has neglected the technology, despite the ample wind gusts buffeting much...

A ‘100% renewables’ target might not mean what you think it means. An energy expert explains

  Picture: Shuttlestock In the global effort to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, achieving a “100% renewables” electricity system is considered ideal. Some Australian...

Wondering if your energy company takes climate change seriously? A new report reveals the answer

  Picture: Shuttlestock A landmark report released last week put coal and gas on notice. For the first time, the International Energy Agency (IEA) declared reaching net-zero...

Stop removing your solar panels early, please. It’s creating a huge waste problem for Australia

  Picture: Shuttlestock Installing solar panels is an easy way to lower your carbon footprint and cut electricity bills. But our recent research found there are...

Paying Australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and the planet

  Picture: Shuttlestock Australian governments are busy designing the nation’s transition to a clean energy future. Unfortunately, in a misguided effort to ensure electricity supplies...

‘Failure is not an option’: after a lost decade on climate action, the 2020s offer one last chance

  Image: Shuttlestock In May 2011, almost precisely a decade ago, the government-appointed Climate Commission released its inaugural report. Titled The Critical Decade, the report’s final...